Oct 9, 2012 9:00am EDT
democratic party. family and diversity and civil rights. my mama said, you are a democrat through and through. how did you get off the reservation? [ laughter ] >> well, tell us how you got off the reservation. it was a process, obviously. wasn't one thing. tell me a little bit about that process. >> i think like most voters, we are continually being educated. especially if you're paying attention to the dynamic issues we have today, you're examining yourself, because i believe voting today is a head and heart type of process. in 2008 i think most african- americans were really looking at the head, but also at the heart. >> because of the historic nature of the election and all of that. >> history is an emotional heart thing. this was a moment, and this was where my mom truly was. she said, this is the first time that i could ever, ever dream in my life voting for the first black president. i went to work in chicago, and i was also in the clinton administration. first of all, bill clinton, i worked for rodney slater as well, they say remember those who brung you. when hillary was runn
Oct 8, 2012 9:00am EDT
citing first amendment rights went ahead and ordered those signs be posted in metro stations by 5:00 today. the ads paid for by the american freedom defense initiative say "in any war between civilized men and the savage, support the civilized man. support israel, defeat jihad ." many people say they're offensive because they basically equate muslims with savages, citing concern from three u.s. security agencies, metro wanted to delay displaying the ads until after the protests in the middle east over the "innocence of muslims" film subsided. the sponsor sued to put them up immediately and won. riders have mixed feelings. >> in our civil society, the first amendment has the greatest protection. the government needs to protect the speaker and for those who say they want to engage in violence, we'll arrest you for engaging in the violence. >> they should be allowed on free speech grounds, but i think it's irresponsible. >> it's kind of a big thing to call somebody a savage, but this is america. it's freedom of speech. >> reporter: again, we don't know what time those ads are going to b
Oct 5, 2012 5:00am EDT
dresses, civil rights landmark and even new democratic party friendly frogs. >> we operate space telescopes for nasa. we are on the cutting edge of discovering new black holes, of understand the basis for dark matter, discover is new planets. >> reporter: whether you are a kindergartener or a ph dmplet candidate, they hope you'll find something at a new web site. -- or a ph.d. candidate, they hope you'll find something at a new web site. >> it is integrated with the way they live every day. >> they hope you will agree that it is seriously amazing. >> one of the big attractions is going away for a short time. dorothy's ruby slippers, the ones that actress judy garland wore in the wizard of oz. they are being loaned to the albert museum in london. london officials have been northing for four years. they will be included in the hollywood costume exhibit. the slippers will head to london in the next two weeks. but they will be back on display at the smithsonian by thanksgiving. those are one ever my favorite things to see there. >> i wonder how they transport those and get them back.
Oct 8, 2012 5:00am EDT
initiative won the right to hang posters which read, in any war between civilized man and the savage, support civilized man. support israel. defeat jihad. those same posters will be going up at four d.c. area metro stations before the close of business today. already, metro riders here are speaking out against the move. >> because it is not right to gemmize that jihad, the extremist terroristed and generalize the muslims alls this. i don't approve of that at all. >> i think they should be allowed on free speech grounds but i think it is incredibly irresponsible. >> it is kind of a big thing to call somebody a savage but this is america. freedom of speech. >> reporter: metro went to court after receiving what it called verifiable threats over the poster and out of concern over the recent riots in islamic nations over a california film ridiculing the prophet mohammed. >> even though you have a right to say it, doesn't mean you have to say it. >> i believe that even though it might be going up in the d.c. area, other countries will look at the united states and be like why are you allow